Where We Are
Clerk: David Bevan 01865 300779
Chairman: Chris Naylor 01865 303063
Village Hall Bookings
Post Office and Stores
The Black Horse
Standlake is a village and civil parish situated on the A415 approximately 5 miles (8 km) southeast of the market town of Witney in the County of Oxfordshire. The city of Oxford lies some 10 (16 km) miles to the east. As of January 2013, the population of Standlake was approximately 1400 and there are some 560 dwellings.The River Windrush flows through the village and joins the River Thames at Newbridge, 2 miles (3 km) to the south. more
The Next Parish Council Meeting
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 at 7.30 in the Youth Club
(entrance opposite the phone box at the Primary School)
Draft Minutes of meeting on 13 March 2018
There are two Village Notice Boards, both located at the Post Office and Stores. The main information board is located by the bench and a publicly accessible board adjacent to the post box. The Village Blog can be found on the Community page.
Village Mail -
Keeping the village informed of everything from lost cats to gravel objections -
The Village Notice Board
The Village Information Sheet contains contacts for many village groups, small businesses and local government organisations. The sheet relies for its accuracy mainly on the input of individuals. Please advise errors and requests for inclusion to email@example.com
Bus Services are provided by Stagecoach (phone 01865 772250)
No.19 Carterton, Clanfield, Bampton, Aston, Standlake, Witney with connections to Oxford. (Routes via Aston Road, Abingdon Road, High Street, The Downs)
No.15 Witney to Abingdon and return via Abingdon Road, High Street, The Downs
Last Update: 17 March 2018
What’s On ?
There are many events happening in Standlake but not all are notified to the website -
If you have a notice, announcement or function to advertise: phone 01865 300779 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Development Proposal on The Downs
At the lowlands Planning Committee meeting on 15 January the outline application for 100 houses on land at The Downs was unanimously refused. Our Chairman, Chris Naylor was there and he made this report to parish councillors
I'm just back from the Lowlands Planning Committee meeting where, I'm pleased to report, the application for 100 + houses was refused. It was a unanimous decision and very interesting as there was much discussion on the amount of weight that could / should be attached to the local plan. It seems that a decision on the plan is imminent, to the point where one of the members suggested a deferment might be sensible. Phil Shaw's view was that the proposal was so poor that it couldn't even get over the lowest hurdle and there were many valid grounds for refusal. He felt that too much reliance on the local plan could be counter productive should the outcome (that there is demonstrable adequate housing supply in evidence in West Oxfordshire) be other than as expected. Again, WODC seem confident that they have more than adequate grounds to contest any appeal, so it will be interesting to see if the developers decide it's something worth throwing more money at.
Andy Bateson, the STAND committee consultant, and I both spoke in favour of refusal, there was no input from the developers, although I recognised at least one of their people there.
Spitfire Homes Development
Spitfire Homes have now lodged an appeal against the WODC decision not to grant permission. The appeal details can be read here The appeal will be heard in April.
PARISH & DISTRICT COUNCIL ELECTIONS 3 May 2018
Click here for the Parish election notice and here for the District notice. If you consider standing, please make note that Nomination papers must be delivered to WODC offices, Wood Green, Witney no earlier than 27 March and no later than 4pm Friday, 6 April. There are seven seats on the Parish Council and up to 4 councillors will not be standing this time. If you want Nomination papers, the chairman, Chris Naylor, has some spares otherwise they can be obtained from WODC as explained on the notices.